Item #1600035 Model #ST-RAY34-BK-R2

Sterling by Music Man StingRay RAY34 Electric Bass Guitar Black


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A versatile bass with the iconic StingRay sound.

The StingRay RAY34 bass guitar continues the legacy of the iconic StingRay bass with its powerful active preamp and humbucking pickup. Combining a sleek, contoured body with a roasted maple neck and fingerboard, the RAY34 gives you the legendary StingRay growl and hours of playing comfort. With its versatile 3-band EQ, custom wound alnico humbucker and choice of classic or sparkling finishes, the StingRay RAY34 is an essential bass for players looking to shape their signature sound.

Shape Your Tone With a Powerful Active Preamp

The RAY34's 3-band active preamp lets you sculpt your tone with dedicated bass, midrange and treble controls. Boost the lows for a thick, booming bass foundation or add some sizzle up top for more cut and snap. The midrange control is key for dialing in just the right amount of growl and punch. Whether you want a vintage Motown thump or an aggressive rock rumble, the RAY34's preamp gives you the versatility to craft your signature bass sound.

Roasted Maple Neck Provides Stability and Sustain

The RAY34 features a roasted maple neck and fingerboard for increased stability and longer sustain. The roasting process relieves internal stresses in the wood, reducing warping and improving resonance. Combined with the smooth satin finish, the roasted maple neck offers hours of comfortable playability. The increased stability also allows for a slim, fast-playing profile that makes it easy to blaze across the fingerboard. The RAY34's roasted maple neck gives you rock-solid performance, singing sustain and smooth playability.

Custom Wound Alnico Humbucker Captures Authentic StingRay Growl

The RAY34 is equipped with a single custom wound alnico humbucking pickup that delivers the iconic growling StingRay tone. The wide aperture pickup accurately captures the entire frequency range with clarity and definition. From deep lows to sizzling highs, the RAY34 pickup reproduces each note with the signature sting and attitude that defined a generation of bass tones. Whether you prefer a vintage fuzz or modern crunch, the RAY34 pickup captures the authentic sound that made StingRay a legend.

Sleek Contoured Body Designed for Comfort

The RAY34 has a sleek, contoured body designed for hours of playing comfort. Its lightweight nyatoh body features forearm and back contours that allow your hands and arms to move freely. The smooth body-to-neck joint provides unfettered access to the highest frets. Combined with the 34" scale length, the RAY34 gives you the speed and comfort needed for slapping, popping and shredding. The RAY34's body shape blends vintage style with modern playability.

  • Wood: Roasted maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Width: 1.77" at nut
  • Neck attachment: 6 bolts
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Configuration: H-1
  • Type: Ceramic humbucker
  • Controls: 3-band active preamp
  • Switching: Not applicable
  • Material: Rosewood or roasted maple
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Fret markers: White or black dot markers
  • Pickguard: Pearloid, black or white
  • Body wood: Nyatoh or Mahogany
  • Bridge: Fixed bridge
  • Tuning machines: Open gear


  • Single humbucking pickup
  • 3-band active preamp
  • Roasted maple neck
  • 21 frets
  • Open gear tuners
  • 6-bolt neck attachment

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Nickel (Metallic), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to